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that's knocking the -well-meant
views of better men; I think it's sim
ply shocking. For if your views don't
harmonize, just try and this remem
ber, a man can never do his best
when once he's lost his temper. So
give us your opinion in the good, old
fashioned way, and we will reason
out the facts that fit the present day.
TELL HOW THEY PICKED MATES
BY DRAWING SCHEME
Bentdn Harbor, Mich., Nov. 10.
An echo of the revelations made last
spring of the "high jinks" carried on
in the House of David colony here
was heard in the courtroom yester
day when Mrs. Augusta Holliday,
who is suing Frince Coy Parnell, son
of King Benjamin, for alleged crim
inal slander, made sensational seri
ous charges regarding rites of the
king and his followers.
Mrs. Holliday told of her relations
with King Benjamin, which began,
she claimed, only after she became
convinced she had no alternative, in
1910. Shortly after that she de
clared Benjamin became frightened
lest his relations with unmarried
women would be discovered and, ac
cording to her testimony, he advised
the plan of marrying off a number of
the young women to men members
of the "flock."
Mrs. Holliday was married in De
cember, 1910! She said the selection
of husbands and wives was done by
each girl and man writing his or her
name on a slip of paper and then
there was a drawing. Mrs. Holliday
protested against the first drawing
and was given a second chance, when
witness declared she drew Allen Hol
liday. Those who join the colony throw
their property into a common "pool,"
according to Chas. Schulz, former
fruit speculator of Benton Harbor,
who, with his family, joined the col
ony. All property, he said, is placed
in a common fund and used for the
LIKED ."MARRIED" LIFE SO WELL
THEY COT MARRIED
"Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Paige" got
married yesterday and now their
names are Mr. and Mrs. Angus F,
Allen. Thus ended the escajpade of
Angus Allen and Mrs. Virginia Mer
cer at the Bradley hotel.
They lived there under name of Mr.
and Mis. Emerson Paige a month.
Allen's stepfather, John Roberts,
head of the packing firm of Roberts
& Oaks, objected to his marriage be
cause he was only 23 and Mrs. Mer
cer, who is the daughter of a former
official of the Rock Island road, is but
21. So they went away and pretend
ed they were married. Yesterday
they had the knot really tied.
PLEA FOR CLEMENCY FOR RYAN
Washington, Nov. 10. Personal
plea was made to PreS. Wilson today
for clemency in cases 'of Frank Ryan,
former president of structural iron
workers, now in Leavenworth prison
serving time as one "dvnamttfi nnn-
fspirators," and 13 of his fellow pris
oners by Arthur Holder of American
Federation of Labor; George Fitz
gerald of Structural Irdn Workers'
union and M. P. Alifas of Machinists
"NAGS" AND "JASACKS"
Washington, Nov. 10. During the
month of September horses were ex
ported from the United States to the
value of $8,032,467 and mules to the
value of $1,996,195. A new export
was added seeds the value of
$148,414. Usually the United States
is a buyer of seeds from foreign
The total exports for September
were $300,000,000, as compared with
$156,000,000 for September, 1914.
The total exports for the nine months
ending in September were $2,532,
485,167, as compared with $1,467,-
401,989 for the nine months' period
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